Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denies information of Armenian media about large loss of Azerbaijani side
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 6 /Trend K.Zarbaliyeva/
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denies the information of Armenian media that Azerbaijani side suffered heavy losses during the attack of a group of Armenian saboteurs on June 5, head of press service of Defense Ministry Eldar Sabiroglu told Trend.
He said the Armenian media, inventing fictitious names and titles inform that the Azerbaijani side has allegedly lost more than ten people.
A ministry spokesman said the information is false and far from the truth, and notes that it isn't the first time the Armenian side use this method.
Sabiroglu said it is foolish and impossible to hide the number of dead soldiers. The enemy is working on rather tricky and low principles.
"Given this, there is no need to spread false information based on misinformation of the enemy," he said.
Armenian media spread information that more than ten soldiers of the Azerbaijani army have been killed in the result of ceasefire violations on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani in recent days.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.